Cold-shoot­ing Lions fall to Delco

The Willow Grove Guide - - OPINION - By Tim Hindin

thindin@mont­gomerynews.

com Usu­ally a team will strug­gle when it loses its lead­ing scorer and emo­tional leader. Delco Chris­tian, how­ever, got enough scor­ing and sup­port to hold off vis­it­ing Lower Moreland 50-38.

The story of the game for the Lions was missed shots. Frus­trat­ingly for Lower Moreland many of their missed shots came in prime scor­ing ter­ri­tory around the bas­ket.

“We had plenty of op­por­tu­nity, we just couldn’t take ad­van­tage,” Lower Moreland coach Rich Becker said. “We missed at least four or fivH ODyuSs [Dnd@ RuU IRuO shoot­ing wasn’t very good.”

With 1,000 point scorer Stacy MacAurthur on the bench for most of the sec­ond half, the hnights leaned on guard Jo­ce­lyn Chavous, who scored 13 points on a game KLJK sLx PDdH fiHOd JRDOs. Chavous used her quick­ness and ath­leti­cism to cut through the Lions’ de­fense.

“We know the Jo­ce­lyn can drive to the bas­ket and we really didn’t have any­one quick enough to stay with her,” Becker said. “The clos­est one we have is Demi Mor­ganstein and she’s play­ing on one foot, she’s in­jured.”

Lower Moreland fought hard to get back into the game as they pulled to within seven points with 5:22 left in the fourth quar­ter, how­ever, Delco was al­ready in the bonus by that point in the game, so it was able to salt away the game by mak­ing free throws down the stretch.

“They make their foul shots, and the rea­son we were in foul trou­ble early is be­cause we were out of po­si­tion on de­fense a cou­ple of times,” Becker said.

Mak­ing no ex­cuses, the wounded Lions must re­bound from their loss as they have one more game of their reg­u­lar sea­son.

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